June 25, 2015

An ongoing senior leadership transformation at 99 Cents Only stores has put a former Kmart executive in the role of interim CEO, and now the company has named a former Walmart executive as interim CFO for the second time.

June 22, 2015

The organization will give away $15.5 million in grants to seven national nonprofits to support free meal and nutrition education programs this summer and throughout the school year.

June 19, 2015
Walmart is moving its greeters back to the front of the store three years after the retailer moved them to the back.
 
June 16, 2015

Take a break with DSN’s Daily Diversion and watch Clay Shelburn cover Stevie Ray Vaughn in Walmart on a toy guitar.

June 16, 2015

Generation Y prefers to shop at Walmart over Target, Costco, Kroger, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s, according to Ad Age.

June 15, 2015

Walmart, Costco and Rite Aid are three retailers driving significant traction in vitamin, mineral and supplement sales, TABS Group reported in May, helping to take share away from such online retailers as Amazon, which captures 36% of all online vitamin traffic, even as sales overall were up 3% to $11.8 billion.

June 15, 2015

While online sales of allergy products may still be relatively low, thousands of consumers are making these purchases online — and many millions more are using the Web to learn about products and decide which brands to purchase.

June 12, 2015

Walmart continues its building boom in Northwest Arkansas, opening a Neighborhood Market store just a few miles from the chain’s headquarters in Bentonville. 

June 5, 2015

“This transition demonstrates Walmart’s commitment to long-term succession planning and keeping high caliber, capable leaders at the head of our company,” said outgoing chairman Rob Walton.

June 3, 2015

Reuters has reported that Walmart is taking steps to improve working conditions in its stores. 

May 27, 2015

In this exclusive 20-page special report, DSN examines Walmart’s mission to be America’s destination for health and wellness — and the leadership team charting the course. Walmart executives — including president of health and wellness Labeed Diab, SVP of baby, paper goods, chemicals, OTC and optical Carmen Bauza, and others share the company's vision in pharmacy, OTC, specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, optical and more. 

 
May 26, 2015

Former Walmart EVP and chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton has joined the board of directors of Crossmark, a sales, marketing and merchandising services company focused on the retail and consumer goods industries.

May 21, 2015

More than 9-in-10 retail executive leaders are worried about executing against their retail strategy. 

May 20, 2015

Why would Walmart launch an insurance education service for the 140 million Americans who shop its stores each week? For one thing, because more than 60% of Americans have a tough time understanding their health insurance plan options, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, and nearly 40% feel that they picked the wrong plan after enrolling.

May 20, 2015

Which U.S. company fits more Americans with glasses and contact lenses than any other? That would be Walmart, which also happens to operate the largest chain of vision centers in the country.

May 20, 2015

Walmart means health and wellness. Increasingly, that’s the message that Wal-Mart Stores is working to convey to the 140 million Americans who walk through its store aisles each week.

May 20, 2015

A retail pharmacy giant is beginning to fully harness the power of scale. Now firmly established as one of the top retailers of prescription drugs in the United States, Walmart may soon lay claim to an even bigger share of the pharmacy and OTC market as its leaders learn to align pharmacy operations and in-store marketing efforts more closely with other departments within Walmart’s Supercenters, discount stores and Neighborhood Markets.

May 20, 2015

The world of beauty oils continues to expand with the recent introduction of Oil Essentials at Walmart.

May 20, 2015

A new and radically different concept for frontline health care emerged last year when Walmart unveiled its first Walmart Care Clinics in Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. If things go according to plan, patients and health plan payers across the United States can look forward to a cheaper and more affordable alternative to the family doctor for nearly all their primary care needs.

May 20, 2015

The TABS Group is tracking a channel shift in VMS sales from online back to brick-and-mortar. 

May 20, 2015

The retail behemoth that is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is fixing its sights on a new target: the nation’s overstretched and overly costly primary healthcare system. The result could be a major disruption of that system and the acceleration of health reform in America.

May 20, 2015

While building a 4,500-store retail pharmacy powerhouse in the United States, Walmart also has kept pace with the specialty pharmacy revolution and is positioning itself to play a stronger role in this most innovative, dynamic and complex area of pharmaceutical R&D and bioengineering.

May 19, 2015

Declining gas prices helped same-store sales at Walmart, but the negative impact of foreign currency exchange and efforts to improve store experience and employee wages dampened sales.

May 14, 2015

Walmart will test a free online shipping service in summer 2015 that will serve as a competitor to the Amazon Prime service from Amazon.com.